(Mensaje se repite en Español)
(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)
I keep getting the same complaint from fellow teachers and parents, who think that they and the students will somehow miraculously survive the reductions in forces (rifs) and the havoc it is reeking on public education around this country, if they are just nice and positive in the face of their own imminent professional and intellectual demise, "Lenny, you're not positive." or "You need to emphasize what is good at LAUSD" or "We like what you say, we just don't like how you say it." When in reality, what they don't like is having to get off their respective backsides and actually do something other than listen to themselves talk to people at LAUSD that are clearly not listening.
Tonight at Millikan Junior High in the San Fernando Valley, parents, teachers, staff, and students got together to plan and network with a group founded by 7 mothers called Educate Our State who are working for a walkout in all public schools around the state for May 24th.